Monday, November 17, 2014

Hit The Road Coach Muskrat - Movie Screening of Back on Board.

Monday==>It is a gray and dismal morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, with rain expected to continue for most of the day and into the evening hours.

No matter because your favorite blogger and The Gator Nation are still basking in the euphoria resulting from yesterday’s FIRING, finally, of Coach Muskrat. Yeah ... Athletic Director Jeremy Foley did what Gator fans were demanding, he ended the Muskrat Era in The Swamp.

Muskrat will be the coach for the final two games of the season, Eastern Kentucky and Half Ass U.

To quote from an article in today’s Orlando Sentinel ... “Gator fans were more than done with his boring, snoring, bashing, bludgeoning style of football. Gator fans, especially those who came of age over the last quarter-century, were raised on Steve Spurrier's Fun and Gun offense and simply never could get fired up about Muschamp's Grunt and Punt defensive philosophy.”

Now the college football world is swarming with stories about who will and who will not be Muskrat’s replacement. At this point I haven’t a clue who it will be other than I am virtually certain it will be a current head coach who is known for his offense-related background.

Moving on ...

Last night’s entertainment event was a movie screening ...

BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS, this strikingly candid documentary film explores the triumphs and tragedies of Greg Louganis, considered by many the greatest diver of all time. A four-time Olympian, Louganis became a household name and an inspiration to countless athletes, but after he publicly revealed his sexuality and HIV status, the backlash cost him dearly. The film follows Louganis as he simultaneously faces the loss of his home and the possibility of redemption, returning to the diving board to mentor the 2012 US Olympic diving team==>A.

I usually am not a huge fan of documentary movies but this one was so totally informative and emotionally involving that I was easily able to put aside my early concerns.

The focus was on Greg's 150% commitment to becoming the best diver in history, his positive long-term relationship with his coach, Ron O’Brian, and the negative effects of his public disclosure that he was gay and also HIV positive.

The house was totally sold-out. When the show was over there was a Q&A session with: Louganis; his coach Ron O’Brian; the director Cheryl Furjanic; and, co-producer Will Sweeney. This was very interesting, too.

When the show is ultimately released nationally Billi Pod highly recommends it.

When the screening was over I had hoped that I would be able to connect with my friends Scott Wojcik and Michael Rodriguez, but, alas, that didn’t happen. Oh well ...

Moving on ...

Today, being Monday, is my usual errands and chores day and at the moment my entertainment plans for the evening are in flux ... so stay tuned ...

In closing ... think this is really funny, especially as the Winter is arriving ...
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.02 miles (or, 4,422 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>24.09 miles (average 3.44 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,299.29 miles (average 4.06 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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